Meet Justin Effres
Los Angeles Injury Attorney On Your Side
Personal injury attorney, Justin J. Effres, earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2012 and his B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. He has an unequivocal passion for advocacy and serving his clients throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.
As a first year lawyer he was a proud member of the Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council, which allowed him to provide pro bono legal services to indigent clients in the areas of housing, elder law, employment rights, debtors’ rights and bankruptcy.
Education & Achievements
Justin is a rising star trial lawyer. He tried his first 5 jury trials in just 21 months. One verdict was 10 times the insurance company’s top offer, and another verdict was more than double the insurance company’s top offer. Justin also played an integral role in recent multimillion dollar settlements: $11.25M, $5.75M, $2.015M, and $1.6M.
As a fifth year lawyer, Justin graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College at the Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. This exclusive, nationally-renowned training program only accepts lawyers who represent human beings and not insurance companies, large corporations, or governmental entities other than legal services or public defenders.
During law school at the University of Southern California (USC), he clerked at Effres & Effres. He also spent a semester externing for the Honorable Barry Russell at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, and a summer doing research for esteemed real estate law professor and textbook author George Lefcoe.
As an undergraduate at the University of California in Berkeley, Justin served as intern and then intern coordinator for the Pretrial Services Division of the Alameda County Superior Court of California, Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse. Pretrial Services facilitates the release of recently arrested criminal defendants on their own recognizance – without posting bail – where it can be shown that they are not a flight risk or a danger to the community.
More About Our Attorney
Justin is from Southern California. Former president of the USC Law Surf Club, Justin’s non-law related activities include surfing, skiing, and mountain biking. His active lifestyle and rigorous educational background strengthen his ability to convey how serious injuries really impact his clients’ quality and enjoyment of life. Justin is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization composed of premier trial lawyers from across the country, as one of the Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in California. In addition to his work as a Plaintiff Lawyer, Justin proudly serves as a volunteer Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Resolve Law LA Virtual MSC Program.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Dog Bites
- Auto Accidents
- Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2021-2023
- California, 2012
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2012
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2012
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 2009
Professional Associations & Membership
- Consumer Attorneys of California President’s Club
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Member
- Los Angeles County Bar Association Member
- Association of Surfing Lawyers Member
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Justin Effres helped me understand the issues involved in my case. He is professional and knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend hlm and his firm to my friends and family who might need his help.- J.G.
Dear Steven, Thanks for Everything! Hope you & your family are well. Our day care is almost open. We get our full license on Friday & construction is almost done. Thanks for changing our lives & every lives ours touches. Big Loves- J & Famiy
Dear Steven, Just a note during the holiday season to tell you how much we appreciate all of your hard work and dedication on the Maria case. This December is the second anniversary of my mother’s tragic accident in the Burbank Mall parking lot. We could not have gotten through the tangle of issues and problems without you. We are very fortunate to have you for our attorney! Thank you again for your hard work, PATIENCE and perseverance on our behalf. by L & M- L&M
Dear Mr. Effres, Please allow us to make your acquaintance. We are writing at the urging of Mr. Gusa, who shared with us the lovely history behind our receiving a beautiful six-passenger golf cart. As you know, he is a fine man and he was so pleased to win the case, through your legal expertise, so as to provide us with this unexpected gift. We would never have conceived of having such a large golf cart. Now that we have it, we are discovering how very valuable it is for being able to take a group of our distinguished guests all together on a tour around the monastery grounds. Perhaps one day circumstances will be such that you find yourself in Arizona. If so, we would be pleased to invite you on a tour of the monastery! With best regards by X. N.- X.N.
Steven & Kathy, I thank you and your firm for all your support and help. You are all a class act. Thank you again. by M. H.- M.H.
Justin Effres was my attorney. He came to my home on a Saturday in San Bernardino to discuss my case with me. Prior to deciding to go with Effres & Associates I had interviewed several other Law Offices. However out of everyone I talked to Justin seemed the most knowledgeable, and more importantly sincere about helping me with my case. Justin also assured me that if I had any questions or concerns, that I would be dealing directly with him, not an assistant. Justin held 100% to his word. Throughout the entire process I truly felt like I had someone on my side, and that Justin truly cared about my best interest. Thank you so much Justin.- E.N.
Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and for all you’ve done to help Erik. by L & Family- L & Family
I was referred by a family attorney to Effres and Associates. They handled my case thoroughly and amicably to my satisfaction.- E.B.